SFAS Field Trip to Sierra Valley

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Field Trip to Sierra Valley
Sunday, June 17, 2019
6:30 AM to ?
Leader: Dale Rubach 530-272-3698, rugby7676-birds@yahoo.com
 
Meet in the parking lot of the Rood Government Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City (just off Hwy 49) at 6:30 AM.
 
This is an all day trip with some walking on level ground.  Sierra Valley is located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada encircled by the towns of Sierraville, Loyalton and Portola.  In spring its environs offer suitable habitat for many interesting species.  We will look for Swainson’s Hawk, American Bittern, White-faced Ibis, Virginia Rail, Sora, Wilson’s Phalarope, Sandhill Crane, Willet, Wilson’s Snipe,Yellow-headed Blackbird, Marsh Wren, Sage Thrasher, Vesper and Brewer’s Sparrows.  This is a truly unique and interesting area.  Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  If you plan to attend, please contact Dale Rubach.